Canadian police force threatens Nickelback on drunk drivers

Chad Kroeger
FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2011 file photo, Nickelback lead vocalist Chad Kroeger and his band perform during halftime of an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers in Detroit. Nickelback is canceling its summer tour as lead singer Chad Kroger has been diagnosed with an operable cyst on his voice box. The band posted a statement and a video on its website Tuesday, June 23, 2015, about canceling the rest of its 2015 No Fixed Address North American Tour. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

KENSINGTON, Prince Edward Island (AP) – A police department in Canada’s province of Prince Edward Island is threatening to impose “the Nickelback treatment” on anyone who drinks and drives.

The Kensington Police Service shared a social media post over the weekend promising to force any drunk drivers it arrests to listen to the Canadian band while in the back seat of a cruiser.

The band has been a huge commercial success, with multiple awards in Canada, but is also gleefully maligned by some detractors.

Constable Robb Hartlen says on Facebook that if you are foolish enough to get behind a wheel while drinking, then a little Chad Kroeger and the boys is a perfect gift. The officer posed alongside a photo of the band’s breakthrough album, Silver Side Up.

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